Category: Legislative Updates


California Legislature Returns from Summer Recess, Four Weeks Remain in Session

The California Legislature returned to Sacramento on Monday from its month-long summer recess, resuming bill negotiations, committee hearings, and floor deliberations. Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees face an August 30 deadline to hear and report fiscal bills to their respective floors. Appropriations Committees are expected to hold suspense file hearings the last week of August…

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Legislature Concludes Marathon Week of Hearings, Begins Month-Long Summer Recess

The California Legislature this week undertook an extremely busy schedule, featuring several committee hearings that stretched many hours and the advancement of a number of high-profile measures. Wednesday was the deadline for policy committees to hear and report fiscal measures to fiscal committees, and today was the deadline for policy committees to hear and report…

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Legislature, Governor Finalize $26 Billion Wildfire Liability Measure

This week, the California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom finalized a sweeping $26 billion wildfire liability measure aimed at protecting wildfire victims, creating additional safety and oversight processes for public utilities, and holding public utility companies accountable for safety of their infrastructure systems. After extensive negotiations between the Legislature, Administration, and relevant utility and wildfire…

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Policy Committees Face Looming Deadline Prior to Summer Recess

The California Legislature this week continued with a steady pace of bill negotiations and amendments and policy committee hearings, facing a looming deadline in two weeks for fiscal and non-fiscal bills to be heard in second house policy committees. Facing an abbreviated timeline next week due to the Independence Day holiday, policy committee hearing agendas…

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Policy Committees Resume Hearings in Opposite House

This week, Assembly and Senate policy committees once again began holding hearings on measures advanced out of their house of origin in compliance with the May 31 deadline. The Legislature has just over one month before facing additional deadlines for policy committees to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees (July 10) and non-fiscal…

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